The Royal Natal National Park is a UNESCO heritage site that offers spectacular mountain ranges and historic battlefields, providing an extraordinary insight into the regionís natural beauty, cultural contrasts and colourful historic past.
It 's also the land of the Zulu, which means people of heaven, a proud nation that treasure their heritage, are friendly and hospitable.
The umbrella is used not only for the rain but also for protection from the sun as in this case.
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patdeph (35744) 2012-03-18 23:04
a beautiful and sstrange portrait , as I wonder if this is a man or a woman.The red umbrella is really eye catching,and she seems to pose with it for you.Mayve I would have prefer without space above the umbrella,but anyway, this is an interesting photo.
jjcordier (67292) 2012-03-18 23:05
L'association des couleurs de la robe et de l'ombrelle donnent de l'attrait au portrait en pied de cette femme.
sevy (14313) 2012-03-19 0:51
Nice to see you back, especially with this portrait I find interesting (sorry I have not enough vocabulary to better describe). Here, especially, it is the composition which is striking with the inclusion of the red umbrella in the almost green color shot.
I would really like to have done this shot on my own ;-)
wolf38 (29116) 2012-03-19 1:28
Hi Wanda. Woman with red umbrella. A beautiful and worth seeing photo. The photo is also a successful portrait of indigenous women. I especially like the realism and naturalness of the photos. Rgds, Wolfgang.
holmertz (31340) 2012-03-19 5:34
A catchy and expressive portrait. That umbrella was well chosen to match the dress, whether intentional or not.
BennyV (13058) 2012-03-19 6:29
A fine portrait, great colour scheme and classic composition. The blue pastic on the right is a bit of a pity and could have been removed or toned down in PP.
Greetings from Antwerp
abmdsudi (32515) 2012-03-19 8:15
Your choice in this orientation is wise decision as focus is drawn straight to her facial feature. Excellent portrait the way she fills the frame and I like the more 'enclosed' feel afforded by the red umbrella. The clarity is delightful picking out the detail superbly and impressive with excellent sharpness and good tonal contrast. What a determined lady, her expression, intensity and emotions mean alot. Great capture of a fascinating character. My only negative comment would be that there is too much negative space above - but thats only my opinion. Great capture and TFS
saxo042 (33934) 2012-03-19 9:15
A well captured portrait with emphasis on colours! I like your careful cropping so all parts of the umbrella are included.
Gerrit (43763) 2012-03-19 12:09
mooi portret van deze trotse vrouw met haar rozenkrans en parapluu.
Bartleby (13238) 2012-03-19 14:08
this red umbrella is like the cherry on top of the cake of your cool portrait! Cool expression, nice work on the exposure...I like it!
bukitgolfb301 (32668) 2012-03-19 20:20
Hello my dear Wanda
How are you?
A great portrait shot indeed! Nice cropping tightly
Sharp and clear presentation by nice colorcontarst and light management.
Vertical fortmat is quite comfortable.
Thanks for your sharinig with finest posting and have a good day!
Takero relaxing a national holiday in Tokyo
bayno (18338) 2012-03-23 2:14
very tender portrait, very sweet woman, i like so much her expression and her pose with the red umbrella..beautiful colors...love it...
have a nice day...
daddo (20645) 2012-06-16 5:23
Hi Wanda. i still think that photographing people is your forte. You seen to be able to reach into their persona and show us that although we are all different, we are all the same. Lovely details abound on this proud matriarch. Regards. Klaudio.
- Copyright: Wanda van den Hogen (Wanda1) (14402)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-01-07
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon 5D, Canon 28-105mm F/3.5-4.5 USM
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/800 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-03-18 22:47
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